- British (in schools) an annual day on which prizes are presented, speeches are made by guest speakers, etc
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Examples from the Web for speech day
Ah, there's Gilbertson—he can tell me about this Speech-day business.'
I should be too late for a speech-day, or I should probably go down to Harrow.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. I. (of VI.)
This was the time-honoured cheering with which speech-day at Grandcourt always came to an end.The Master of the Shell
Talbot Baines Reed
Gilbertson was a fellow-master, and one of the committee for arranging the Speech-day entertainment.
He displayed a king-like memory for faces and the geniality of a headmaster on Speech-day.The Exiles of Faloo